Some recent – and not so recent – endorsements from some of our visitors from all over the world. Since 1989 we’ve welcomed climbers and walkers to Sella
January 2018 Roc House
We had a wonderful time. What a lovely house and village. The climbing and walking were great and it was such a pleasure to feel the warmth of the sun. We enjoyed the book and DVD library and appreciated the well appointed kitchen. Thank you very much
Charles and Emma Dawson
27 January – 2 February 2018
DEar Steve and Liz,
Thank you guys so much for a lovely stay! We really enjoyed staying in your beautiful home and in this charming town!
Best, Martin, Adrien, Leo and Pernille Denmark and Germany
20th – 27th December 2017
SEcond stay here – and it won’t be our last! Had a lovely Christmas in CasaRoc, warm enough for breakfast and lunches on the terrace most days, when not climbing. BBQ’d Sea Bass for Christmas dinner. Lovely red sunsets on Puig Campana. Lots of special memories, thanks Liz andSteve
Jan and Chris, Cressbrook, Derbyshire, UK
December 2017 – January 2018 Casaroc
Thank you so much Steve and Liz! We really enjoyed your home ‘ it and the views are beautiful. The kids in particular loved roaming the village and meeting all the cats! We were lucky and had great climbing weather . We´re not ready to go back to rainy and cold Canada! Enjoy your travels this year!
Marie, Tyrone, Rowan and Aedan
December 2017 Casaroc
Great place, great owners! We had a splendid stay here at Casaroc, it´s a sophisticated place for sure!
Br Finnish climbing team
November 2017 Roc House
The Ladies who Belay! ( Katie Davorn and gang ) A beautiful house in a charming village – thank you so much for an excellent stay. We have had a great time
October 2017 Casaroc
Eve, Chris , Nye + Jim Richards Had a great week for Dad’s 70th, Already planning our next visit. Great to see the new look CasaRoc ( last visit here was 15 years ago!) Thanks x
May 2017 Roc House
We had an amazing couple of days here at the Roc House and in Sella. Such a quaint little village and the house is so cosy and cute!
Esther California USA, Alex Germany
April 2017 Casaroc
Dear Liz and Steve, a magnificent week in Sella with sun and rocks! Everyday climbing in the local Sella rocks, near the coast and the Espolón Central of the Puig Campana. And each time we returned to the nice Casaroc, taking a shower, drinking a beer, talking about the Universe, mankind, Brexit and so on. We enjoyed living in your house with about 100 different flowers in the windows. Tomorrow back to Holland, flat land with swamps and frogs, By-by..
Joost Veerman, Roos Veerman, Erik Bouma, Piet Koster Holland
April 2017 Casaroc
Bueno, esta noche nos despedimos con tristeza de esta casa tan chula y luminosa. Nos ha encantado la Casaroc, sobre todo la terraza y a los niños poder jugar en la calle sin coches. Hemos pasado unas Pascuas increíbles y muy a gusto. Hasta Pronto!! Sella
Noelia, Rosa, Alvaro, Juan. Los Canovas, Godella Spain
February 2017 Roc House
Abbiamo lasciato a casa i nostr figli Gabriele e Matilde…. per passare 3 giorni con i nostr’ amici Matt e Sonia… piacere e lavoro…. Il progeto per a la nuova casa de Mati e Sonia é iniziato…. Bellissimo paese… car’ saluti!
Paola Acquistapace e Alberto Piravano Mandelo del Laro Italy
February 2017 Roc House
Many thanks for your hospitality. We had a lovely stay at Roc House, Sella. Climbing and weather was excellent. We would love to return for a weekend and with friends.. Look forward to seeing you son!
Peter Annabelle, Nicholas and Izzy
February 2017 Casaroc
Everything we needed for a break from ” Van-life”…. perfect! Thank you very much.
Elaine and Paul Fleuriot High Peak UK
January 2017 Roc House
A Fabulous Day’s walking in the Alicante mountains – 16º
All the guys of Ross Tours UK
January 2017 Casa Grande de Sella
A super week in Sella and despite initially being greeted by pouring rain and rockfalls, the weather has been very good. Casaroc has been a haven of peace and tranquillity. Steve and Liz have been perfect hosts and on hand whenever needed. The meal Liz cooked for the whole group was superb. Love to come again and do more exploring of the area.Many thanks,
Roger and Lyn Somerset UK
October 2016 – La Casa de Piedra
Thanks Steve, Wanting to stay 2 days and ending up a full week says enough, I think. On top of everything, now I know about that Map, I´m sure I´ll be back. All the best for you…
30th October 2016 La Casa Grande de Sella We have enjoyed another comfortable stay in La Casa Grande. Thanks Steve and Liz The week has been dry and very warm, so lots of climbing done and several new crags visited: Murla – good for a first day. Soft touch grades Alcalalí – a good spread of grades Paret de la Bassa ( Valle de Guardar) – long S.P. routes, full value. Pared de Rosalía, (Sella Gorge) 6a’s/6b – top end of the grade, and a surprisingly good 4 – la Vergonya – which is actually about 5+ and around 28 metres long – not as shown in RF Plus old favourites – Toix, Magical Mystery Tour, and the rest of Sella Gorge ( check out recent new routing, in and amongst the older routes, and more extensively at the top end of the Gorge, beyond the Sector Final) John, Erica, Shirley, Phil, John Jo and Chris Craven Mountaineering Club, West Yorkshire, UK
October 2016 – La Casa de Piedra Thanks Steve, Great place. Clean and comfortable. You are a warm and gracious host. You provided everything I needed for a break from my cycling trip. I have already recommended you to friends. All the best. Neil USA
2nd October 2016 La Casa de Piedra Nos hemos quedado muy encantados con la casa y con el trato recebido por Stephen y su esposa. Sin duda volveremos más veces. Un Placer. David y Leyre, Valencia España
9th September 2016 Roc House Un buen fin de semana de ciclismo. Casaroc, tranquilidad, paisaje idílico Fins la Próxima Molina – Ferrandíz Villa – Ferrandíz Ferrandíz -Paredes Titanic Tour 2016
19th August 2016 Roc House Nous avons passé un séjour formidable dans la Roc House. La maison est trés confortable avec une bellevue sur la montagne et ses beaux paysages. Nous avons découvert les spécialités locales comme la paella et la tortilla de patatas…. chez Paco et Remi ( Bar Piscina). Nous avons beaucoup apprecié la parfum des fleurs de Sella et la plage de Villajoyosa. Nous remercions Steve et Liz pour leur accueil et leyr gentillesse. Nous aimerons revenir pròchainement La famille Koné. Gagny, FRANCE Djemé, Joume, Salimata, Lamine… et Mali Bamahro
18th August 2016 La Casa de Piedra Dear Steve and Liz,Thank you for another wonderful stay, great climbing and beautiful village, as always a pleasure. Hope to see you again soon, Sarah-Faye and Ade London UK
16 Jan 2016 La Casa de Piedra Great place to stay!! Thanks, Erik and Gertrud, Sweden
3 Enero 2016 Muy bién todo! Muchas Gracias! Steve &LIz Muy Bonito y acogedor, Muchas gracias! Cumpleaños Aitor Volveremos pronto! Club Villalonga d’escalada la SAFOR, Valencia, España 12 Octubre 2015 Aventureros con sus motos encontramos un bonito hogar donde hemos pasado la noche hoy bién y han tenido la detalle de dejarnos café y té para el desayuno. Sella, un pueblo pequeño pero bonito.Hasta la próxima aventura!! Juan Espí, José Viesa, España ( Y 2900cc de moto a la puerta!)
Sept – Oct 2015 Roc House What a fantastic place Sella is. We had a brilliant time partying with the locals during the Fiesta and seeing the sights. Thanks for all the recommendations Steve. A great little place. We leave with good memories Many thanks. Charlene and Ben, Bucks. UK
August 2015 Roc House A huge, huge thank you to Liz and Steve for their fantastic hospitality in having us here in Roc House and Sella for the fabulous celebrations for Rosie and Cath’s wedding!! We’ve had an absolutely awesome time and cannot thank you enough! What a fantastic place and what a beautiful experience! We would love to come back and highly recommend it here! Thank You! Love from Sonia and Rich ( London UK)
June 2015 Roc House A family gathering of 15 people from Granada, Andalucia, came and had a very enjoyable stay in what has become a real home from home. Many Thanks – the Alfaro family Entre las experiencias más interesantes vividas en estas minivacaciones ha sido descubrir esta bonita casa. Gracias por su amabilidad y confianza Alfaro Canham
March 2015 Roc House 6 of us ( 5 from Norway and 1 from London) wined, dined, climbed and had lots of fun in this quirky yet beautiful place. Thank you for being such a great host and making this wonderful experience a possibility. We will def. be back! Alex, Linda, Evangeline, Andreas Ingebora + 1 more. UK and Norway
19th Feb 2015 La Casa de Piedra Thank you for a wonderful time! Four days of climbing and relaxing in perfect weather and in this lovely house. We even upped our grades a notch, not least because of this perfect base. Joel and Anne UK
21st – 25th May 2014 We came as part of a group of 8 on an “Exodus” walking holiday. We loved Casaroc! We have had a superb time. Thank you to our hosts, Liz and Steve. Fiona and Trish, UK May 25th 2014 Had a good time staying at Casaroc – such a beautiful place and fantastic food! Thanks so much Pavla Bowes, Czech republic (Exodus Aitana Trek Group) May 24th 2014 What an amazing place this is! Sella is a wonderful little town with some of the nicest people we’ve ever met. Everyone is very welcoming! Casa de la Piedra is such a pretty house, we were not looking forward to leaving… we will miss this place and will make sure to spread the word in Canada! Thank you again for everything, it was truly a pleasure staying here. 🙂 Joceline and Jan, Ottawa, Canada
May20th (Easter Sunday) 2014 Good base for Sella climbing – love the sharp knives in the kitchen! Andy Chambers, Kendal, UK
April 27th 2014 We spent a wonderfuil climbing holiday, travelled all the way here from Finland, Tampere. This beautiful Casa reminded us of Salvador Dali, with its colours… Nea, Nico, Mikael, Natalia: Finland
April 20th 2014- Roc House Bunkhouse> What a fantastic base for exploring the Costa Blanca with great climbing on the doorstep. A beautiful house in a lovely village.Great food and superb weather. Hope to be back soon J. Gregory UK
April 20th (Easter Sunday) 2014 We’ve loved our stay in Sella and the Casa de Piedra in particular! Don’t miss the nice bars – incredible, less than 1,000 people living here and 6 bars! Special thanks for the nice little DVD selection and the juicer! Climbing is great – we’d wish we had a lot more time… Thanks Much! Silke and Martin, Germany
March 9th 2014 Great place for activity holidays, good base to ravel from. Accommodation has been just what is required. Thanks to Steve and Liz Ken and Elaine Glasgow, Scotland UK
February 2014 Fab. Thanks Steve Suse and Trev
March 2014 Had a great club meet here and everyone did some amazing routes. The house is great and it’s nice to be all together in one place. Thanks for making this possible Barrow Mountaineering and Ski Club
20th February 2014 The house was a perfect base for the week with plenty of rooms for eating, relaxing and sleeping. Wish we could’ve had a longer stay though Josh Awesom house, really enjoyed staying here and relaxing, eating etc. Would love to come back again. Elliott Excellent Accommodation and area. Beautiful village. Back again in a year, hopefully Gareth D, teacher in charge Newcastle Royal Grammar School
January 3rd 2014 Mañana nos vamos, la casa es preciosa y muy acogedora… Stephen muy agradable, elpueblo tiene mucho encanto. En breve volveremos para disfrutir de unos días más de Relax. Hasta pronto!! Javi, Hugo y Ana. Alicante, Spain
January 2nd 2013 Last two weeks at Casaroc were great, we really enjoyed the house and its surroundings, Steve even aranged the weather for us so we got what we exected – sunny days, filled with climbing, beautiful views and elaxed atmosphere. The house itself is really comfortable and nice, warm as well! There are only two things we missed (but could easily go without them as well): # a blender # recycling (separate bins for plastic, glass etc) We’re definitely returning to Sella and Casaroc will be our first choice here! Eva and Franci from Slovenia
Séjour du 04 au 11 decembre 2013 Superbe séjour à Casaroc. Decouvete de la région pour nous. Acceuil sympa et conseils de Stephen – grand merci. Escalades a Sella et au Peñon D´Ifach. Rando au sommet du Puig Campana et Traversée de la Bernia Ridge ( en 6 hr 25 m). Merci aussi pour les bons conseils pour acceder a la penya et a la prochaine fois, .. avec grand plaisir Isabelle et Bernard G de Belgique
December 6th 2013 Grand wee house, really comfy and well kitted out. 3 Days Spanish sun and dry rock and great routes – ready for Scottish winter now! Thanks Patrick, frae Tarland Aberdeenshire
December 2013 – Pájaros Spent a wonderful week of climbing in the Sella crag and enjoyed the great kitchen of the Pájaros 🙂 The view from the balconey is simply stunning and even if the mornings in the mid-winter are not too hot , we enjoyed our breakfasts on the patio as often as possible. “Loistava sijainti, mahtava varustelu!” Juuso, Paul, Guillaume, Kimiene(?) – Finland and France November 2013 – Pájaros Wonderful apartment and wonderful place. We will warmly recommend it to all our friends Misha, Micki, Toby, Tischi. Germany
December 2013 – Pájaros 9th November 2013: Had a fantastic stay, this place is fab. Great hosts. Excellent walks and views all round. Can´t wait to come back! Kirsty P.
November 13th What a beautifulpart of the world! Had agreat time. Sunrise at hermitage really good. Totally spoilt by Liz and Steve. Thank You! Brigitte, Germany
November Exodus Trek 2013 – Pájaros A fantastic house for our large party with plenty of good times on the Patio. And great hosts who made sure the red wine and chocolate never ran out. A beautiful setting and great walks – who could ask for more? Caroline What a great place for a group to stay ( 14 people). Great views, food etc.Loved sitting on the terrace with a bottle of red or two into the early hours. Thanks, Liz and Steve. Mike S Church Fenton, N Yorks What a fabulous place to spend our time at the end of the Sierra d´ Aitana Exodus Trek. Wonderful hospitality – we felt like we were at home – Thank you Kristina ( Edinburgh) and Katharina (Munich) Exodus – Sierra D´Aitana trip A lovely place to be based for walking in this beautiful area. Wonderful hosts who also provided wonderful food. Thanks, Liz and Steve Sue and Ian, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, UK What an incredible view from a most comfortable house…. the walks have been challenging and tiring but so enjoyable. Thank you Steve and Liz for making my stay so good, delicious meals Rowan T, Wareham
October – November Exodus Aitana – Trek week
A great place to explore the Aitana Mountain. A really warm welcome from the hosts – Steve and Liz – and excellent food. I hope to be back sometime with my friends. Josephine Great place you got here – and lovely food M Thx .v. much for wonderful stay. Great food! Fantastic hosts. Steve Sutton Coldfield UK What a beautiful part of the world! Had a great time. Sunrise at hermitage really good. Totally spoilt by Liz and Stephen – Thank You! Brigitte, Germany Had a fabulous time in the most beautiful location with Liz and Steve, the most amazing hosts. So attentive and the food was fantastic! Great accommodation and facilities. We will be back! Leanne and Steve, Australia 1st visit to Sella. Amazing place, great walks guided by José Miguel, excellent arrangements by Steve and then highlight of every day – Liz and her marvellous cooking. Thank you, Ami and Ran, Israel
October 2013 – Walking Week This our third visit to Sella and it would be easy to assume that the Casaroc experience would lessen with time. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sella retains its magic, Steve and Martin devise and lead walks which continue to challenge and enchant in equa lmeasure while Liz prepares meals which live in the memory long after the plane has landed back in the UK. Casaroc itself is very comfortable and provides a relaxing environment at the end of a busy day. My ” always correct” husband has just reminded me that this is actually or 4th visit! and that I should also mention the wonderful humour and banter enjoyed on our walks – I genuinely believe he means that generated by Steve and Martin – not just his own! Carol and Mike Clark
August 2013 Casaroc: family holiday
Once again a fantastic family holiday in Casaroc! A few new things we discovered on this trip which are definitely well worth putting on the ” To Do list”:-
- Wine tour and tasting (hic!) at the Enrique Mendoza Bodega in Alfas del Pi. Tricky to find but well worth the €20.00 for knowledgeable tour and tasting of about 6 delicious wines with nibbles! Leaflet in red folder
- Les Fonts de l´Algar – waterfalls and natural pools for swimming in. Bit touristy but reckon if you get there early enough you´d bag a good spot. Good for all ages – some shallow pools for the little ones and deeper ones for the more adventurous. Small entry fee ( €4.00)
- Valor Chocolate Museum (Villajoiosa) – go during the week to see the production line in action. No Oompa-Loompas though – most disappointing!
- The beach at La Vila Joiosa never disappoints! Snorkelling near the rocks you´ll see LOADS of fish.
- Gusta Pizza at La Vila – great food, great value!
- Great day at Terra Mítica (thanks Steve and Liz for joining us) Great fun getting wet on the big log flume rides, flying on the big chain swings, getting trattled to bits on the big roller-coaster, plus fab fireworks and lasers at the end!
- Safari Aitana (up the mountain) great afternoon out. Not meant to feed the animals but we sneaked some watermelon in – were nearly hijacked by the camels for it though.
- Normal trips to Aqualandia and Mundomar – worth a visit if you like water slides and dolphins!
Local ginger cat (known as “Ginger”) seems to treat Casaroc as a second home . He is very friendly and was happy to be lugged around by Lily.
All in all a very enjoyable holiday – sad to leave but already looking forward to the next trip!
Much love from Team Chilvers Karen Dave and Lily, Woking, UK
May 2013 La Casa Grande
8 go mad in Sella! Thank you Liz and Steve for a lovely week in this gorgeous village and your beautiful houses. Some of us had too much ginger beer at Bar Piscina but it has to be done! We had great walks, lovely food and a lot of laughs even though the weather wasn´t too good. Will be back. The Leeds Walking and Drinking Group, Yorkshire UK
May 2013 This house was very nice and Ginger was very cute!!! Ilias We had the best hamburguer and chips at Ca Isa y Toni. We could even order in Dutch. This is the best house we have ever had! Nice view, nice town, nice people, very nice cat! Ginger. We loved the beach in La Vila Joiosa And the coloured houses. The walks around here are good. Beautiful views and waterfall. We also recommend Safari Aitana and Guadalest. PS: We´re looking for a job here and a house… Vincent, Suus, Ilias, Moira Holland
Semana Santa (Easter) 2013 Roc House La familia Marcos 3º año recreativo en Casa Roc. ¡Me encanta! Volveré
The Marcos family, 3rd year on holiday in Roc House – I love it! I´ll be back Marcos Family, Madrid
April 2013 Roc House Staying in Sella and the Roc House has been the break we needed, we have really enjoyed the house, village, walks, pretty good weather and scenery. The children ( Johnny and Lily) and dogs ( Hattie and Millie) have had their first trip together in ages and it has been lovely for our family
Emma Andy, Johnny, Lily,Millie and Hattie, Parcent, Spain
, April 2013 Casaroc What a welcome break after the longest winter in UK!! We loved Sella; great little community. Casaroc is a gem – the terrace is extra special. Villajoiosa is a great seaside spot at this time of year – lovely sandy beach. Try the Horchata which is very refreshing to drink when it is warm. Thank you for sharing the house and village with us, many best wishes Fran and Andy London, UK
March 2013 La Casita de las Nubes If you should have the misfortune to be here during some of the worst weather seen in Spain at this time of year – hail storms, snow and a snow plough above the Guadalest Valley, much rain and high wind – then what better place to be? Warm and cozy, quiet and relaxing: then we´d rush out in the dry bits and walk in this dramatic countryside. Thanks for meeting us, settling us in and being available to answer thos essential questions. A great week. Prue and Ken , Sheffield, UK
March 2013 Casaroc Bueno, llegó el último día y el triste adiós… Qué fácil es acostumbrarse a lo bueno, deliciosos días en la ladera de esta mágica montaña. Tenemos que volver, todo merece la pena: el trato de la gente, las vistas maravillosas, la acogedora Casaroc… Paseremos del silencio al ruido de la ciudad, pero el recuerdo siempre lo llevaremos en el corazón – Gracias!! Well, the last day has arrived and so a sad farewell… How easy it has been to get used to the good things, delicious days on the slopes of this magic mountain. We´ll have to come back, everything makes it worthwhile: the friendliness of the people, the marvellous views, this comfortable Casaroc.. Thank you De unos Valencianos, Sergio y Eva
March 2013 Casaroc Escribo estas palabras admirando estas maravillosas montañas, escuchando los pájaros…. Cuatro días espectaculares, llenos de tranquilidad… Espero volver pronto I write these words admiring these marvellous mountains, listening to the birds… Four spectacular days, full of tranquillity. I hope to be back soon. Marian, Valencia España
La Casita de las Nubes March 2013 Most unexpected luxury! Fantastic! Thanks, John Booth, Derby UK ( Exodus Aitana Trek)
Casaroc & Roc House March 2013 Great accommodation. Very central with walks to some spectacular spots from outside the door, and fabulous weather. Couldn´t have asked for more. Steve and Jan, Wales, UK ( Exodus Aitana Trek)
Casaroc September 2012 We were last at Casaroc three years ago and now we think that has been a mistake. Fine walks and scrambles on the Sanchet ridge and the Puig, and some extraordinary mist-wreathed landscape in that area. Just walk the old road from Sella to Finestrat to see them. Your balconey is outstanding. We hope to be back in Almond blossom time. Thank you Steve and Liz Jen and Dave UK
Casaroc + Pájaros September 2012 A week and a half at casa Roc. Wonderful! even in this bad weather (and awful rain). And tomorrow we´ll move to Casa Pájaros. A mervellous holiday! Wilbert and Dimphna (?) from Holland
Casaroc + La Casita de las Nubes August 2012 So fun in Sella! Hot, stars, pool and plaza! Love all of it. The house is also good. Cold and hot. Thank you for letting us stay here. Eliza (10) Perfect distance from the pool and a great view from the balconey. Thank You! Aisha Thank you Steve and Liz for another wonderful stay in Sella. Next time we´ll come in springtime to see the flowers: Love Jane and Andy Oxenhope, Yorkshire, UK
Roc House August 2012 A great house, a great time. The Murray Family, Ireland. We all had a lovely stay at the house. Thanks Murray family children
July 2012 La Casa de Piedra La familia Romero se lo pasó muy bien. Recomendamos un paseo por los alrededores cuando cae el sol… inolvidable The Romero family had a really good time. We recommend a stroll around the village as the sun is going down… unforgettable. Cristina, Valencia, España
Weekend of The Three Kings, January 2012 La Casita de las Nubes Ha sido una estancia muy bonita la nuestra, la casa es preciosa, sus vistas son magníficas y está bien equipada con todo para pasar unos días mágicos. Nos ha gustado tanto el lugar que hasta queremos una casa como esta para nosotros, ha servido para relajarnos y destressarnos de la ciudad además de unirnos mucho como pareja. Un lugar onolvidable al que nos gusta volver. ¡Disfrutarla y cuidarla mucho! Gracias Ours has been a lovely stay here, the house beautiful, the views are magnificent and it´s well equipped with everything you need to spend days of magic. We liked the place so much we want a house like this one for ourselves. It´s been a place to relax, to de-stress after the city and also to bring us more together as a couple. An unforgettable place we´d love to come back to. Enjoy it and look after it! Thanks. Sergio y Judith , Madrid